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EYFS Overview of Year








ICT/Circle Time


Communication and Language



Exploring and Using Media


Knowledge and Understanding of the World



Physical Development is incorporated through all subject areas to develop fine motor skills. Gross motor skills are developed through PE lessons and outdoor play activities

Term 1

All About Me


  • Writing about favourite toys
  • Description of room in a house
  • Labelling food in lunchbox
  • Explanatory writing about senses
  • Describing characteristics of people/friends
  • Sequencing stories - Funnybones


  • Number recognition
  • Ordering numbers/size
  • Counting
  • Pictograms
  • Comparing weight-heavier/lighter/the same
  • Addition (1 more)
  • Subtraction
  • Repeating patterns
  • Self portrait painting
  • Collage of child in school uniform
  • Skeleton Pictures (with straws)
  • Printing patterns (paint)
  • Watercolour-Rangoli patterns/Mendhi designs
  • Cutting skills
  • Paper plate puppets
  • Make a house (hay/sticks/bricks) and test strength
  • Fruit and veg tasting
  • Herb collage pictures
  • Make a Diva lamp
  • Body parts and skeleton
  • Keeping healthy-food and our bodies
  • Effects of exercise on our body
  • Senses
  • Similarities and differences
  • Our local area-where is our school?
  • Features of a road

(walk around local street)

  • Golden Rules
  • How can we keep ourselves healthy?
  • What jobs do people do?
  • Where would you rather live?
  • What would it be like if we were all skeletons?
  • What is a good friend?
  • 2paint a picture – xmas pictures

Term 2

Super Space


  • Non-fiction texts-write a fact about space
  • Firework poems
  • Writing a list of what you would take into space
  • Direct speech-Speech bubbles
  • Story writing-finish a story
  • Story mapping
  • Read clues to find class mascots which have been kidnapped
  • Rhyme
  • Addition (representation using counters)
  • Subtraction
  • 2D shape
  • Positional language
  • Estimating/comparing
  • Measures-length/height
  • Capacity
  • Printing (crumpets/marbles/sponges) to make space pictures
  • Collage of a superhero
  • Firework pictures (paint blowing)
  • Sparklers made from breadsticks
  • Bonfire collages
  • Split pin astronauts
  • Joining materials
  • Design, make and evaluate a rocket
  • Paper plate alien masks
  • Design a food packet
  • Make a telescope
  • Using Nets to make a 3D car
  • Making a moving picture-Incy Wincy Spider
  • planets in space
  • Night and day
  • Constellations
  • Compare life on earth to life on mars
  • Gunpowder plot
  • First man on the moon



  • Golden Rules
  • Firework safety
  • Who helps us?
  • If you had a superpower how would you use it?
  • In the news (dicuss current topics of interest in the news)
  • Anti-bullying week (reasons for people being kind/unkind)
  • Programming – use of remote controlled vehicles

Term 3

Creatures Great and Small


  • Speaking & listening
  • Adding description using adjectives to describe Elmer
  • Factual writing about dinosaurs
  • Labelling a diagram of a minibeast
  • Sequencing a story
  • Writing own version of a story (Polar Bear Polar Bear)


  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Doubling
  • Halving
  • Odd & Even numbers
  • Ordering numbers
  • 2D and 3D shapes
  • Measuring
  • Number bonds to 10
  • Time to the hour
  • Repeating patterns changing colour and shape
  • Warm/cool colours
  • Sketching
  • Colour mixing
  • Exploring Pattern
  • Printing using sponge templates
  • Glittered spider webs
  • Pictures of jungle animals (exploring texture)
  • Paint a watercolour picture of a robin


  • Design and make an imaginary minibeast (mini models)
  • Cutting skills
  • Polar Bear plates
  • Moving model of Incy Wincy Spider going up the drainpipe
  • Freezing and melting
  • Comparison- humans and animals
  • Prehistoric animals
  • Polar regions
  • Jungle regions
  • New Years Resolutions
  • How would you feel if you lived in a cold place
  • Would you choose to live in a hot country or a cold country?
  • 2Paint-jungle pictures
  • Use of Incy Wincy Spider website to practise mouse control
  • Children to use own log-in details to enter RM Unify

Term 4

Terrific Tales


  • Retell a traditional tale - Goldilocks
  • Write a letter of apology from Goldilocks
  • Write questions to different characters in a story
  • Descriptive writing – the gingerbread house
  • Create a story map (Hansel and Gretel)
  • Create own alternative ending to a story (Thumbelina)
  • Use time connectives to sequence a story (Jack and the Beanstalk)
  • Create a ‘Wanted’ poster
  • Acrostic poems
  • Number recognition
  • Ordering
  • Counting in 2s, 5s, 10s
  • Sequencing, missing numbers
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Number formation (teen numbers)
  • Ordering by weight
  • Matching pairs (socks)
  • Money – to recognise coins and use coins to make an amount
  • Sorting 2D and 3D shapes according to their properties
  • Use standard measures for length and height
  • To estimate and count for accuracy

Use a variety of materials to colour in the gingerbread house. Development of fine motor skills/

precision/selection of

correct colours


Thumbprint pictures of people and animals


Free painting with water colour and posting paints to create easter and spring pictures

  • Food technology-designing a healthy topping for porridge
  • Evaluate porridge using senses
  • Making and decorating biscuits
  • Make furniture for The Three Bears using junk modelling
  • Using materials for a purpose. Design a shoe for a fairytale character
  • Make an elf hat
  • Make a 3D scene from a traditional tale
  • Use junk modelling to create a small object for Thumbelina’s house
  • Use pipe cleaners and tissue paper to make a beanstalk
  • Changing materials: effects of heat on the ingredients to make porridge
  • Selecting materials for a purpose. Discuss properties of materials which make them suitable for different jobs.
  • Discuss different kinds of homes around the world. Children select a home they would like to live in and explain why
  • Reading facial expressions, describing emotions
  • Hot seating – why did Goldilocks behave that way
  • Why do we say thank you?
  • Discuss stranger danger
  • Programming – Espresso Coding
  • Would you rather have breakfast with Goldilocks or climb the beanstalk with Jack?

Term 5

Growing and Changing


  • Identify and record the key parts of a story (beginning, middle, end)
  • Character description (Farmer Duck)
  • Label a picture of a plant
  • Use time connectives to retell a story (Hungry Caterpilar)
  • To describe the setting for a story (Owl Babies)
  • Write non-fiction books about nocturnal animals
  • Write a thank you letter
  • Number recognition
  • Ordering
  • Counting in 2s, 5s, 10s
  • Sequencing, missing numbers
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Number formation (teen numbers)
  • To recognise doubles and halves
  • To read and plot grid references
  • Work out which operation is needed to solve word problems
  • Days of the week and months of the year
  • Use of tally chart to create block graphs
  • Sorting into categories in a variey of ways
  • Observational paintings and sketches of flowers
  • Painting symmetrical butterfly pictures
  • Follow step by step instructions to draw an owl
  • Make a scarecrow by joining lolly sticks
  • Made a 3D lollipop using collage materials
  • Pottery sessions
  • Making owls using cardboard plant pots
  • Salt dough owls with leaves, bark and feathers
  • Making handcuffs and police badges
  • What do plants need to grow?
  • Plant sunflowers
  • Growth and change-Living Eggs
  • Order the stages of life cycles – butterfly, tadpole
  • Acting out the life cycle of a butterfly using large equipment
  • To compare foods which are grown naturally or produced in a factory
  • Matching adult animals to their young
  • What do living things need to survive
  • Nocturnal and diurnal animals
  • Making habitats for different animals


  • Make own family tree
  • Visit from Fire Brigade, Police Officers, Doctor
  • Importance of recycling – reduce, reuse, recycle
  • To consider which people help us and what they do
  • 2simple English – to build a zoo

Term 6

Around the World



  • To write a diary entry of a pirate’s day
  • To write the beginning, middle and end of a story (The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch)
  • To write a postcard from a holiday destination
  • To write a message in a bottle
  • Labelling items to take on holiday
  • Number recognition
  • Ordering
  • Counting in 2s, 5s, 10s
  • Sequencing, missing numbers
  • Addition
  • Subtraction (representation and making own number sentences)
  • Number formation (teen numbers)
  • To recognise doubles
  • and halves
  • Time to the hour and half past
  • Money – investigating different ways to make a given total
  • Create a treasure map
  • Making lighthouses using transparent paper
  • Use egg boxes to make a treasure chest
  • Make pirate bandanas, eye  patches and hook hands
  • Making 3D portholes and beach scenes
  • Making 3D hot air balloons
  • Egg box helicopters
  • Choose a filling and make own sandwich
  • Floating and sinking
  • Class trip to Bracknell Lookout Discovery Centre Number recognition
  • Ordering
  • Counting in 2s, 5s, 10s
  • Sequencing, missing numbers
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Number formation (teen numbers)
  • To recognise doubles and halves
  • Map of journey to school
  • Discuss which modes of transport to use for journies around the world and create map
  • Comparison between England and other European countries
  • Put pictures of bicycles in historical order
  • British values: what things make us proud to live in Britain
  • Sports Day – discuss good teamwork, how to be a good winner/loser
  • Practise class assembly performance
  • Transition